Chris- If I were that type of guy, I would blow you a kiss... I tried this yesterday, but it did not work. may have been a typo or bad combo with something else. don't know. The main thing, however is that it WORKS! Yes. Thanks! Elmars Ositis "Chris Moore" <cdmwebs@hotmail. com> To <elmars.ositis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 02/03/2004 02:04 cc PM <linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject RE: [LINUX5250] re: CUPS-lp5250d line printing problems Elmars, I ran into exactly the same problem last year. I found that using the QWPDEFAULT workstation customizing object. Tray adding the following lines to your lp5250 session: env.IBMMFRTYPMDL = *WSCST env.IBMWSCSTNAME = QWPDEFAULT env.IBMWSCSTLIB = *LIBL Below is an example of my IBM 6400 setup (now as a remote OUTQ on the 400). Workstation customizing object QWPDEFAULT Name, *SAME, *NONE Library . . . . . . . . . . . *LIBL Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB Image configuration . . . . . . *NONE *SAME, *NONE, *IMGA01... Hope that helps, Chris -----Original Message----- From: linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Elmars Ositis Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 6:26 AM To: linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [LINUX5250] re: CUPS-lp5250d line printing problems Martin- The reason I can't use raw and change the printer settings is that the same printer is also used by the SNA server in the service center. For various reasons we must continue to use the SNA server facilities, but we can use alternatives in case of emergency. I am looking for a solution that can be quickly started by the staff producing the reports, without the need for manual intervention at the printer. If someone forgets to restore the printer settings appropriately for the SNA server queues, we print 1500 sheets of useless reports overnight, and by the time we reprint them, we have missed all of our deadlines... again. Under the old LPRng, it was possible to configure the CPI, LPI, and end of line info to produce quality printouts. Under CUPS, even if I configure cups for generic text printer, it insists on generating postscript, but assumes that the printer has a postscript interpreter. The results are... interesting, but illegible. If I configure for an Epson 9pin dot matrix, and add the proper paper size to the ppd, it runs everything through ghostscript and slowly prints out a beautiful report, but 10x slower than generic text with nlq enabled. What I would like to do is run the output through a filter to change the CR end of lines to CR-LF, set CPI to 12 and LPI to 8 and dump to the printer with no other changes. Nowhere in the CUPS documentation or maillists have I been able to find this. Even google comes up with only laser printer related issues. The CUPS documentation does mention you would need to configure to run through a filter. But leaves the rest up to your imagination... If I configure env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=IBM6400, the as/400 assumes that I am printing at 10cpi and 6lpi for the reports and statements - draft quality. Messing with the form type on the as/400 is not an option, as this will mess up the SNA server printing. Tried that and cried. Suggestions for modifying host print transform for the ibm6400 would be interesting to consider. Thanks Elmars Ositis This communication is confidential and intended solely for the addressee(s). Unauthorised distribution, modification or disclosure of the contents may be unlawful. If you receive this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of HypoVereinsbank, its subsidiaries or affiliates. This is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, or as an official confirmation of any transaction, unless specifically agreed otherwise. All market prices, data and other information are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy and are subject to change without notice. HypoVereinsbank is regulated by FSA for the conduct of designated investment business in the UK _______________________________________________ This is the Linux 5250 Development Project (LINUX5250) mailing list To post a message email: LINUX5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/linux5250 or email: LINUX5250-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/linux5250.